Project Case Studies

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Below is an archive of project case studies; each one is a designer’s vision to ignite change in the world through creative problem solving. We aim to bring big ideas such as these out of the studio and into the community to inspire like-minded changemakers. Projects are posted by Design Ignites Change participants and award applicants.

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Floatfarm

University of Southern California School of Architecture

Floatfarm proposes a community of floating shrimp farms as a means of adapting to the ongoing rise in sea levels of the Mekong Delta, where aquaculture actuates f... more ⇒

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RUBBISH

School of Visual Arts

Rubbish is a program that teaches kids to express themselves by re-purposing the materials around them to participate in arts and recreational activities. Rubbis... more ⇒

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Nudge

Austin Center for Design

Nudge is an online platform that allows care providers to schedule and send follow-up communications via text message. Nudge better connects patients to their care an... more ⇒

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What's up with Jen?

Parsons The New School for Design

‘What’s up with Jen?’ is an educational game designed to help parents explore the complex, contradictory and changing nature of cyberbullying amongst the ... more ⇒

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Structuring Safety

In partnership with Kids of Kathmandu, Inscape Publico is working toward the Nepalese goal of 'Earthquake Safe Communities by 2020'. Earthquake-resistant... more ⇒